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Health and Wellness Services 145

Social Opportunities 147

General 148

Social Dance 148

Special Events 149

Historical Cafe 149

Trips 150

Adventure 151

Ongoing Trips 152

Out to Lunch 153

Traveling Gourmet 154

March 155

April 157

May 158

Adaptive Recreation Opportunities

The Adaptive Recreation Opportunities program provides quality and equal opportunities for recreation and leisure programs to community members with disabilities. The ARO program offers healthy and fun experiences through the following three basic service areas.


Do you need assistance to fully participate in activities listed throughout the Recreator? The City of Fort Collins welcomes individuals of all abilities into our classes and programs. If you are interested in participation support, please indicate any special needs you may have when you register.

Note: Requests should be made at least two weeks before the class begins. Contact Renee Lee, CTRS, 970.224.6027,


If you need more assistance in making your recreation and leisure choices, but want to be as independent as possible, the Transition program might be right for you. Explore new experiences; learn about exciting recreation opportunities and meet new people.

A therapeutic recreation professional will help you develop your personal Passport to Recreation Profile and discuss your needs, strengths, and interests. Call 970.224.6027.

Specialized Programs

These programs are designed to meet the unique needs of individuals with physical, mental, and/or emotional disabilities. They can be found in the Recreator identified by the symbol. The Alternative Programs are designed for adults with intellectual disabilities and focus on community activities and social outings. Program descriptions can be found in the Recreator in the Alternative Programs section and include monthly dances, outings, cooking, bowling, crafts and more!


There is no fee for personal care attendants providing needed assistance unless otherwise noted; however, attendants need to register separately and note whom they will be assisting.

Volunteers Needed

Volunteers are always needed, whether assisting with a few events or being a weekly support partner. No experience is necessary; training is provided. Join us for fun and adventure! Contact Jenna Moriarty, CTRS, 970.224.6125 or

Thank You!

A huge thank you to our interns, fieldwork students and the many volunteers who help make our programs and services possible. We wouldn’t be able to do it without them!

Check out our webpage,

For additional information, please feel free to contact the ARO staff.

Renee Lee, CTRS, 970.224.6027,
Jenna Moriarty, CTRS 970.224.6125,
Brenda McDowell, 970.416.2024,
Alison Cope, OTR,
Riley Simonton, 970.224.6034,

Area Recreation Opportunities

Best Buddies

The Best Buddies program at Colorado State University matches student volunteers with members of the community who have disabilities in one-to-one friendships.

858.602.8218 (President, Ellen Holbrook)



Dance Express

Modern dance training and performance opportunities for people

with and without disabilities.

Mary Elizabeth Lenahan, 970.493.2113,

Special Needs Swim

The Student Leadership, Involvement and Community Engagement (SLiCE) office at Colorado State University matches volunteers with individuals with disabilities to provide one-on-one recreational and leisure swimming opportunities.


Trips & Tours for People with Special Needs

“Just for the Fun of It”

Joan Handley, 970.532.4032

Club Bunches

This social club includes people of all abilities who participate

in weekday activities.

Christine Barrett, 970.282.0695

F.R.E.E. Front Range Exceptional Equestrians

Therapeutic horseback riding program.

Sherry Butler, 970.221.0646,


Participants are responsible for their own transportation unless otherwise noted. The following resources provide transportation:

Transfort (city bus) 970.221.6620
Dial-A-Ride 970.224.6066
SAINT 970.223.8645
Larimer Lift 970.498.7541

Special Olympics

Please contact the following coordinators or coaches

for season information or to volunteer:

Adult Unified Soccer

Brenda McDowell, 970.416.2024

Youth & Teen Unified Soccer

Brenda McDowell, 970.416.2024

Adult Unified Softball

Brenda McDowell, 970.416.2024

Track & Field

Adult: Lois Douthit, 970.493.6395

Youth: Patsy Kutchar, 970.377.0036

Swim Team: Loveland

Sarah Newton,

Other ARO Activities in Recreator:

Aquatic Fitness

MS Aqua 21

Twinges in the Hinges 21

Twinges Plus 21


Adaptive Swim

Fitness Lessons 25

Arts and Crafts

Artistic Abilities Art Class 33


Running Club 65

MS Dryland Exercise 69

Adaptive Martial Arts 71

Adaptive Yoga 72


Adaptive Skate Lessons 83

Outdoor Recreation

Adaptive Cycling 87

NSCD Youth Ski Trips 87

Special Event

Giant Friends Club

Special Event “Dr. Suess” 89


Goalball 90

Adaptive Boccia
Tournament 90

Wheelchair Rugby 90

Unified Soccer 95

Unified Softball 95


Theatre Acting Class 60

Alternative Programs

All Alternative Programs are for ages 18 & up unless otherwise noted.

General Information

Activities listed in this section are designed for adults with intellectual disabilities but are open to individuals without disabilities as well. These programs focus on fun and community involvement and are designed to enhance confidence and social skills.

Individuals who are not independent in activities of daily living or are in need of extra supervision are encouraged to register and participate with a personal care attendant. There is no fee for personal care attendants providing assistance unless otherwise noted; however, attendants may be asked to register separately and note whom they will be assisting so that staff can appropriately provide seating, space, and assistance in the class.

Registration is required before all trips and programs take place. Some ticketed programs will have an early registration deadline due to group purchasing. When you register for any ticketed event, the sale is considered final. No refunds are allowed unless the ticket can be resold.

Please inform us of any accommodations needed at the time
of registration.

Movie Night

Travel with a group to Cinema Saver 6 to watch a movie on the big screen. Meet new friends and see Hollywood’s finest flicks!

Location: Edora Pool Ice Center

Note: Bring $5 (cash only) for ticket and money for a snack, if desired. Attendants welcome at no cost. Class not discountable.

3/24 M 6:00–9:00 Pm $5 202303-01

4/21 M 6:00–9:00 pm $5 202303-02

5/21 W 6:00–9:00 pm $5 202303-03

Restaurant Night

Explore different restaurants in town while hanging out with a great group of friends!

Location: Edora Pool Ice Center

Note: Bring approximately $15 cash to cover your meal and a tip. Attendants welcome at no cost. Class not discountable.

3/13 Th 5:45–8:00 pm $5 202304-01

5/1 Th 5:45–8:00 pm $5 202304-02


Learn how to cook tasty foods while gaining positive eating habits. We will help you with the cooking and setting the table, and then we will all sit down to sample the finished products.

Location: Senior Center

Note: Attendants welcome at no cost. Class not discountable. Please report any food allergies to or 970.224.6125.

Creative Cooking

3/5 W 6:30–8:00 pm $9 202401-01

Healthy Choices

4/17–4/24 Th 6:30–8:00 pm $18 202401-02


5/28 W 6:30–8:00 pm $9 202401-03

Crafts with A Cause

Let’s make something to give back to the community. We will research non-profits and choose a project to donate for a good cause.

Location: Senior Center

Note: Attendants welcome at no cost. Class partially discountable.

3/27–4/3 Th 4:30–6:00 pm $20 202402-01

Sports & Fitness

Adaptive Cycling

See page 87 for details.

Adaptive Swim Lessons

See page 25 for details.

Adult Unified Soccer

See page 95 for details.

Adult Unified Softball

See page 95 for details.

Trail Mix

This is a walking club that will explore different trails located in the area. Please dress for the weather, wear comfortable walking shoes and bring a water bottle and jacket.

Location: Northside Aztlan Center

Note: Attendants welcome at no cost but please inform Jenna Moriarty at or 970.224.6125 to reserve space in the van. Class not discountable.

4/18–4/25 F 4:00–5:30 pm $12 202518-01

5/9–5/16 F 4:00–5:30 pm $12 202518-02


This program is designed for any skill level and emphasizes FUN!

Location: Chipper’s Lanes North

Note: Fee includes 2 games per person per week and shoe rental,
if needed. Class not discountable.

4/5–5/3 Sa 12:30–1:30 pm $48 202906-01

Special Events

Monthly Themed Dances – NW

Dances are fun filled events to celebrate with friends. Dressing for the theme is highly encouraged!

Location: Senior Center

Note: No pre-registration; tickets will be sold at the door. Attendants welcome at no cost. Class not discountable.

Wearing of the Green

3/28 F 6:00–8:00 pm $3

Spring Fling

4/25 F 6:00–8:00 pm $3


5/30 F 6:00–8:00 pm $3

Kentucky Derby Party

We are going to play our own version of a horse racing game

in celebration of the upcoming Kentucky Derby so wear your fancy hats or create one during this fun-filled party!

Location: Northside Aztlan Center

Note: Attendants welcome at no cost; please inform Jenna Moriarty
at or 970.224.6125 who you will be assisting.

5/2 F 4:00–6:00 pm $15 202522-01

Trips & Outings

Monster Trucks Show

The Toughest Monster Truck Tour is coming to the Budweiser Events Center in Loveland. Join us as we watch this loud action packed show! Transportation home for those living within Fort Collins city limits may be provided, if needed.

Location: Edora Pool Ice Center

Note: Registration and cancellation deadline is 3/27/14. No refunds will be given unless your ticket can be resold. Attendants must
pre-register separately.

4/4 F 6:30–10:00 pm $35 202321-01

4/4 F 6:30–10:00 pm $20 202321-1A

Hiking Trip

We will enjoy an accessible hike at one of our favorite spots and a day of nature appreciation. Please dress for the weather and bring a sack/picnic lunch and water bottle. If the weather does not cooperate, we will enjoy a scenic drive and go out to lunch.

Location: Northside Aztlan Center

Note: Attendants must pre-register separately.

4/13 Su 9:00 am–2:00 pm $15 202916-01

4/13 Su 9:00 am–2:00 pm No Fee 202916-1A

Classes are for ages 18 years & up unless otherwise noted.

Classes with fewer than 5 patrons registered by the end of the first day of class will be canceled for that session. Drop-in participants do not count in registration numbers. Patrons may attend only the class for which they are registered. There are no make-up classes for missed aqua fitness classes. If the class enrollment is not met, the class will be canceled and there will be no drop-in.


Drop-in participants do not count in registration numbers.

Reduced rates do not apply.

Participants may drop-in to aqua fitness classes if space

is available using either:

$5.50/class visit

1 admission from a 10 admission drop-in fitness pass ($50)

Aqua Personal Training

See page 65 for details.

Low Intensity

Twinges in the Hinges

People with arthritis can exercise! Certified instructors lead the class through gentle, no-impact movements. The warm water may help relieve pain and stiffness. The water’s buoyancy and resistance provides support and help to maintain joint flexibility.

Location: Edora Pool Ice Center

Note: Class will not be held on 3/17, 3/19, 3/21, 5/26.

3/3–4/4 M,W,F 7:30–8:30 am $42 200314-01

4/7–5/2 M,W,F 7:30–8:30 am $42 200314-02

5/5–5/30 M,W,F 7:30–8:30 am $38.50 200314-03

3/3–4/4 M,W,F 9:30–10:30 am $42 200314-04

4/7–5/2 M,W,F 9:30–10:30 am $42 200314-05

5/5–5/30 M,W,F 9:30–10:30 am $38.50 200314-06

Stretch & Tone

Designed to develop strength and flexibility in people who want to tone without an aerobic workout. The equipment provides different levels of difficulty. Sculpt your body without pounding your joints!

Location: Senior Center

Note: Class will not be held on 3/17, 3/19, 3/21, 5/26.

3/3–4/4 M,W,F 8:30–9:30 am $42 200410-01

4/7–5/2 M,W,F 8:30–9:30 am $42 200410-02

5/5–5/30 M,W,F 8:30–9:30 am $38.50 200410-03

Basic H2O Workout

Get started in water exercise! This class is designed for people new to water exercise, recovering from an injury or with physical limitations. Range-of-motion, stretching and cardiovascular elements are emphasized.

Location: Senior Center

Note: Class will not be held on 3/17, 3/19, 3/21, 5/26.

3/3–4/4 M,W,F 6:15–7:15 pm $42 200412-01

4/7–5/2 M,W,F 6:15–7:15 pm $42 200412-02

5/5–5/30 M,W,F 6:15–7:15 pm $38.50 200412-03

Twinges Plus

This class takes range-of-motion exercises from Twinges and adds low impact cardiovascular work. Twinges Plus is excellent for people who have recently been diagnosed with arthritis or other joint-related conditions.

Location: Senior Center

Note: Class will not be held on 3/17, 3/19, 3/21, 5/26.

3/3–4/4 M,W,F 12:15–1:15 pm $42 200416-01

4/7–5/2 M,W,F 12:15–1:15 pm $42 200416-02

5/5–5/30 M,W,F 12:15–1:15 pm $38.50 200416-03

3/3–4/4 M,W,F 1:30–2:30 pm $42 200416-04

4/7–5/2 M,W,F 1:30–2:30 pm $42 200416-05

5/5–5/30 M,W,F 1:30–2:30 pm $38.50 200416-06

MS Aqua – NW

This class is designed for people with multiple sclerosis or other neuromuscular disorders. Trained staff give exercise modifications and assistance, and class members share a supportive social atmosphere. Exercises focus on maximizing or maintaining physical well-being, endurance, strength, and flexibility.

Location: Mulberry Pool

Note: Please bring an attendant if you need assistance with
personal care. To join or volunteer assist, contact Jenna Moriarty
at or 970.224.6125.

3/25–5/20 Tu,Th 9:30–10:30 am $43

Splash: Silver Sneakers – NW

Activate your aqua urge for variety! SilverSplash offers lots of fun shallow-water moves to improve agility, flexibility and cardiovascular endurance. No swimming ability is required, and a special SilverSneakers kickboard is used to develop strength, balance

and coordination.

Age: 50 years & up

Location: Senior Center

Note: Non-members may attend by paying a drop in fee
or a monthly pass

3/4–3/27 Tu,Th 12:15–1:00 pm $22 209447-01

4/1–4/29 Tu,Th 12:15–1:00 pm $24.75 209447-02

5/1–5/29 Tu,Th 12:15–1:00 pm $19.25 209447-03

Medium Intensity


For women during or after pregnancy! Low and medium impact exercises will maintain muscle tone and cardiovascular fitness. The water may also ease the pressure of the pregnancy or build muscle to help you support your newborn’s weight. Take off that excess weight after delivery!

Location: Senior Center

Note: Class will not be held on 3/17, 3/19, 3/21, 5/26.

3/3–4/4 M,W,F 4:15–5:15 pm $42 200418-01

4/7–5/2 M,W,F 4:15–5:15 pm $42 200418-02

5/5–5/30 M,W,F 4:15–5:15 pm $38.50 200418-03

Fitness & Fun

This class combines the traditional water workout with water volleyball and other fun games. If you are looking for a break

from the norm, this is the class for you.

Location: Senior Center

Note: Class will not be held on 3/17, 3/19, 3/21, 5/26.

3/3–4/4 M,W,F 7:30–8:30 am $42 200420-01

4/7–5/2 M,W,F 7:30–8:30 am $42 200420-02

5/5–5/30 M,W,F 7:30–8:30 am $38.50 200420-03


Enjoy the classic blend of aerobics, toning and stretching. This is the right place to begin an exercise program, maintain your fitness level or add a challenging workout!

Note: Class will not be held on 3/17, 3/18, 3/19, 3/20, 3/21, 5/26.

Location: Mulberry Pool

3/3–4/4 M,W,F 7:30–8:30 am $42 200222-01

4/7–5/2 M,W,F 7:30–8:30 am $42 200222-02

5/5–5/30 M,W,F 7:30–8:30 am $38.50 200222-03

Location: Edora Pool Ice Center

3/3–4/4 M,W,F 7:30–8:30 am $42 200322-01

4/7–5/2 M,W,F 7:30–8:30 am $42 200322-02

5/5–5/30 M,W,F 7:30–8:30 am $38.50 200322-03

Location: Senior Center

3/3–4/4 M,W,F 6:30–7:30 am $42 200422-01

4/7–5/2 M,W,F 6:30–7:30 am $42 200422-02

5/5–5/30 M,W,F 6:30–7:30 am $38.50 200422-03

3/3–4/4 M,W,F 9:30–10:30 am $42 200422-04

4/7–5/2 M,W,F 9:30–10:30 am $42 200422-05

5/5–5/30 M,W,F 9:30–10:30 am $38.50 200422-06

3/3–4/4 M,W,F 5:15–6:15 pm $42 200422-07

4/7–5/2 M,W,F 5:15–6:15 pm $42 200422-08

5/5–5/30 M,W,F 5:15–6:15 pm $38.50 200422-09

3/4–4/3 Tu,Th 8:00–9:00 am $28 200422-10

4/8–5/1 Tu,Th 8:00–9:00 am $28 200422-11

5/6–5/29 Tu,Th 8:00–9:00 am $28 200422-12

3/4–4/3 Tu,Th 9:00–10:00 am $28 200422-13

4/8–5/1 Tu,Th 9:00–10:00 am $28 200422-14

5/6–5/29 Tu,Th 9:00–10:00 am $28 200422-15

3/4–4/3 Tu,Th 10:00–11:00 am $28 200422-16

4/8–5/1 Tu,Th 10:00–11:00 am $28 200422-17

5/6–5/29 Tu,Th 10:00–11:00 am $28 200422-18

3/4–4/3 Tu,Th 4:00–5:00 pm $28 200422-19

4/8–5/1 Tu,Th 4:00–5:00 pm $28 200422-20

5/6–5/29 Tu,Th 4:00–5:00 pm $28 200422-21

3/4–4/3 Tu,Th 7:00–8:00 pm $28 200422-22

4/8–5/1 Tu,Th 7:00–8:00 pm $28 200422-23

5/6–5/29 Tu,Th 7:00–8:00 pm $28 200422-24

High Intensity

Aqua Box

Punch and kick your way to fitness. Blast your muscles with this power trend in fitness. Mix kickboxing moves with aerobics for a fast, effective workout.

Location: Senior Center

Note: Class will not be held on 3/18, 3/20.

3/4–4/3 Tu,Th 5:30–6:30 pm $28 200428-01

4/8–5/1 Tu,Th 5:30–6:30 pm $28 200428-02

5/6–5/29 Tu,Th 5:30–6:30 pm $28 200428-03

Deep H2O

Take an aggressive approach to fitness with a vigorous, no-impact workout held in the deep water. Excellent for people with back,

hip and knee injuries. Water confidence and some swimming skills
are recommended.

Note: Class will not be held on 3/17, 3/18, 3/19, 3/20, 3/21, 5/26.

Location: Mulberry Pool

3/3–4/4 M,W,F 12:15–1:00 pm $33 200230-01

4/7–5/2 M,W,F 12:15–1:00 pm $33 200230-02

5/5–5/30 M,W,F 12:15–1:00 pm $30.25 200230-03

Location: Edora Pool Ice Center

3/4–4/3 Tu,Th 5:30–6:30 pm $28 200330-01

4/8–5/1 Tu,Th 5:30–6:30 pm $28 200330-02

5/6–5/29 Tu,Th 5:30–6:30 pm $28 200330-03


General Information & Policies

Children under the age of 8 must be accompanied by an adult. The adult must pay admission, be wearing a swimsuit, and be actively participating in the water with the child.

Clothing appropriate for swimming is required. No cutoffs or
thongs will be allowed in any pool. T-shirts are allowed, but they
must be white.

All patrons are required to shower before entering any pool.

Diapers or plastic pants with elastic around the legs are
required to be worn by all individuals who do not have bowel
and/or bladder control.

Patrons recreationally swimming before or after a class or private lesson must pay the drop-in fee.

Locker rooms will close 15 minutes after the pool closes. Parents must have children picked up when locker rooms are closed.

Children 6 and older are required to use the appropriate locker room, or they must be accompanied by a parent or guardian in the family locker room.

Please bring a lock; the City of Fort Collins is not responsible for lost or stolen items. Lockers are for use while utilizing the facility. Anything left overnight in the locker room will be removed and locks left on will be cut.

To teach private lessons, coach or provide pool therapy in any aquatic facility, an application form must be completed and approved, and the requirements for teaching/therapy/coaching must be met.

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